By Alec Meer on May 9th, 2013 at 6:00 pm.
The Wolf Among Us is what Telltale are calling their episodic adventure series based on Bill Willingham’s ‘what if fairy tales were real and in the present day?’ comic Fables, but let’s be honest, we’re all going to call it Fables even though it’ll confuse people who’ve only heard of Lionhead RPGs. So far all they’ve shared about their first post-Walking Dead game is some artwork and a précis, but in an unprecendent move in the games industry, they’ve now released some screenshots of their upcoming videogame. It has a lot in common with The Walking Dead’s comic art come to life look, but ramped up, gothier, stranger. I don’t really know the comics, but I dig the look of this a lot. Wolf these down.
This one’s just a man talking to a pig, but we can all see that sort of thing whenever we want:
These two, though, are much more impressive. So much so that I’ve taken four minutes out of my incredibly important and consequential day* to enable click-to-enlarge on them:
Those are some mighty detaily and evocative scenes, especially the first one. Also it looks a bit like the Batcave.
There are still no real details on how
The Wolf Among Us Fables, though I’m expecting something broadly similar to TWD’s mix of conversational dilemma, oddly effective quicktime events and minor puzzling. We do have a little more on the plot, though:
“The Wolf Among Us puts players in the role of Bigby Wolf, a man once more infamously known as The Big Bad Wolf. Now the sheriff of a hidden community in New York City, exiled from the land of fairy tales, Bigby is tasked by the bureaucrat Snow White to keep order within a society of mythical creatures and characters trying to remain undetected in the world of the mundane. From a chain-smoking member of ‘The Three Little Pigs,’ to a car-stealing Mr. Toad itching for his next wild ride, The Wolf Among Us examines the lives of beings straight from the pages of myth and lore, now trying to survive on the meanest and most run-down streets of New York City.”
Sounds a bit Grimm to me.
Now, I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll embed a tangentially relevant music video.